the lion's den

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the lion's den

A particularly dangerous, hostile, or oppressive place or situation, especially due to an angry or sinister person or group of people within it. I felt like I was walking into the lion's den when I went in front of the board for my annual review.
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Sam says a lot of customers have been trying their own brand Lion's Den which has a range of beers, spirits and flavoured liqueurs, including apple and cinnamon, raspberry and cherry.
I'm defending this title in the lion's den and defending it in style, regardless of where it is.
CHELSEA head into the lion's den tonight when they visit Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium bidding to
have been reviewing security since last March when an Arkansas woman on an apparent suicide mission was mauled to death in the lion's den.
When speaking before tenants groups, however, Holland likens himself to "Daniel in the Lion's Den.
Wandalyn - if a place like The Lion's Den can be said to have a queen - is that woman.
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When you go into the lion's den you have to rip the title from the champion and although he couldn't finish as strong as he we would have liked, Martin was the aggressor.
We'll be stepping into a lion's den and I don't " think the team will need geeing up.
At the Lion's Den session of the Packaging & Label Gravure Association (PLGA) Global 2012 Technical Conference, Harper Corporation's Tony Donato showcased Harper's ceramic coated laser engraved cylinders to today's top gravure professionals.
It was devoured by accidentally entering the lion's den after becoming disorientated during a falconry display.
In the wake of union attacks at the scale of bankers' pay while Government spending is being cut, he will face flak when he enters the lion's den.
We know it's going to be tough because we're going into the lion's den on Sunday and it's going to be about how we handle that and play against the crowd as well.
Into this lion's den was sent intrepid senior reporter Rod Addy as, er, one of the judges deciding which pretty girl should win Lambrini's 'fun in the sun' competition.